It's something Chappelle has done all year, especially in his Netflix specials. Evan Valentine reviewed them, saying: "Dave Chappelle is back, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his self imposed exile, with plenty of insight to share". Although the special was filmed long before Congress voted on a bill that includes a 40 percent tax cut for corporations, Chappelle's rhetoric is fitting for the times.
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity: Emmy Award-winning comedy titan Dave Chappelle is capping a banner year with a stand-up event packed with scorching new material, self-reflection and tough love.
In the routine, the comedian explained that he spoke with several Trump supporters in that demographic while in line to vote a year ago, who told him that they were voting for the now president because he was going to fight for them. I know that rich people call poor white people 'trash.' And the only reason I know that is because I made so much money previous year that the rich whites told me they say it at a cocktail party. 'Man, Donald Trump's gonna go to Washington and he's gonna fight for us.' I'm standing there, thinking.
Chappelle's third Netflix special, Equanimity, is available to stream December 31.
In the two-minute trailer, Chappelle reflects on the 2016 election and how he "felt sorry" for the Trump supporters waiting to cast their votes.
"It's not like I wanted to give him a chance that night", he said. The only actual thing we get from The Bird Revelation is Chappelle asking the Comedy Store crowd, "I mean it is really bad out here, isn't it?" What did you think of the teasers?